You all made our last open house such a wonderful gathering.  Keep aware of the work that our Interfaith Activator student staff is doing around campus. You'll find them in the most amazing places.  

open house collage

Ongoing at the Center

As a display of intentional interfaith expression, the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life is home to a number of programs that allow visitors to find or express spirituality in a number of ways. A visitor to the center will not find that faith or religion becomes an obligation as they enter the space, but rather will find both traditional and contemporary ways to express the faith they already hold, or find a new unique expression of their spirituality. 

Ongoing at the center there are a number of options a visitor will find no matter the season or academic term.  Continue exploring.

Learning and Engaging

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life regularly attempts to connect the Lawrence University community with a variety of options for expression of faith.  As well as opportunities to learn new information, there are special times with guest speakers, alumni opportunities, retreats, or conferences that a visitor can be a part of in expression of faith and spirituality.  Continue exploring 

Unique for Spring Term

With new ideas continuously emerging in spirituality and/or religion, mindfulness and intentional spirituality can be as dynamic as the people who communicate its meaning.  As a visitor to the Center, at times you may find a new idea practiced in a traditional way, or a steadfast idea that has found a new form and a new audience.  We welcome you to visit this page with earnest and discover something new for yourself. Continue exploring.  

Worship

There are many forms and practices for worship. Days of the week vary, styles and practices vary, belief systems vary, and the spiritually minded individual occasionally needs clarification Students at a Taize serviceon where to find a house of worship or the best place to express their faith.  Or, perhaps you have a curiosity about a particular tradition but don't know where to begin?  For specific clarification and worship information, Continue exploring.

Body and Spirit

Spirituality can be more than just going to a particular place on a particular day to express a particular belief.  It is found in the everyday actions of our lives and in the course of choices that we make for ourselves.  How we listen and how we move help determine the pathways that we find ourselves on.  The mind and body link to spirituality and/or religion has a long history of intertwined connection.  Continue exploring.

The Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and a student do Tai Chi

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Being Part of a Multi-faith Community
    2:15pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Brief session for incoming students addressing the unique characteristics of multi-faith communities. Center for Spiritual and Religious Life This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • VIP Resource Meet & Greet Tour - Part 1
    10:45am Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room, Sabin House 113 - Living Room, & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Several buildings on campus enhance life both within and beyond the classroom. Take this time to meet the staff at these campus locations and tour the spaces. Questions encouraged! This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • Student Led Guided Meditation
    9:30am Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    This student led experience is designed to introduce the practice of meditation, and to welcome those with existing experience in meditation. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • Student Led Guided Meditation
    9:30am Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    This student led experience is designed to introduce the practice of meditation, and to welcome those with existing experience in meditation. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • First Year Shabbat dinner
    6:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Join the student leaders of Hillel for Shabbat prayers and a community meal to welcome first year Jewish students. This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • LCF Fellowship Brunch
    11:45am Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    All are invited to join Lawrence Christian Fellowship for conversation and Sunday brunch! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • Buddhist Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Join with Professor Connie Kassor for a weekly meditation at Sabin House. Available Tuesdays during Fall, Winter and Spring terms. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.